Thursday, January 12, 2006


Teen breaks leg killing spider

`A 19-year-old youth-camp leader has broken his leg in two places after kicking ”one of the largest” huntsman spiders he had ever seen.

The teen saw the spider on a wall this morning while at the Attunga Country Campsite in the NSW Southern Highlands and attacked it with a deadly kick that ended the spider’s life – and badly affected his own.

He was airlifted to Liverpool hospital by an NRMA CareFlight helicopter from the camp, which is 25 kilometres west of Mittagong.’

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